Genealogy Records, Census

Mining the 1880 Census Mother Lode: Insanity and Idiocy

By Sharon Hall Insane and Idiotic Family Search refers to the 1880 census as the “mother lode of questions pertaining to physical condition, criminal status, and poverty.”  Why is that? The 1880 Census also included the “Supplemental Schedules for the Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes”, sometimes simply referred to as the “Defective Schedules”.  The normal…

5 New Genealogy Websites to Try in 2016

Top Genealogy Websites from RootsTech Innovator Showdown    Online genealogy research has come a long way in recent years. In this digital age where you can find genealogy records with just a few clicks of a mouse, and even collaborate with family members on virtual family trees, beginner and seasoned genealogists alike seem to have higher expectations when it comes to new advancements…